Magickal Uses for Herbs


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT HERBS

Herbs by themselves have little magickal power. In order to practice powerful witchcraft using herbs, the herbs must be infused with power. This is advanced magick and requires the ability to invoke/evoke and direct the elements. Each herb carries elemental properties that correspond to its medicinal uses. These can be found under planetary rulerships. In addition, to really empower herbs, planetary hours should be observed to amplify any working.

Various mediums are used during any ritual or magickal working. For example, the proper candles act as a beacon to spirits and the proper uses of various colors, imagery, and herbs can assist the effectiveness of a working.

Herbs have long been employed in the workings of magick. Through the power of scent; incense, perfume, herbal oils used for anointing oneís self, anointing candles, sigils and talismans; purification bathing before ritual, and with some, ingestion.

Incense, like candles, provides a favorable environment for the manifestation of spirits, for the affecting of the psyche and the attraction of the appropriate planetary and zodiac force. It is essential to coordinate these elements.

Certain scents are employed to act on the mind during ritual. These odors can stimulate any emotion from anger and extreme rage, to sexual arousal and lust, to peace, relaxation, and tranquility. The use of scents assists in heightening the emotional output needed to give enough power to the working so that it will manifest in reality.

Oil is for anointing oneís body, and can be added to bath water before a ritual. Candles can be anointed to create the added fragrance, as the flame will give off a stronger scent. Strong oils can be used to anoint the areas of the chakras, and are used in ointments that can be rubbed upon oneís body for certain effects.

Balsams are the fragrant drippings from certain trees and plants. These can be made into ointments and used as a rub for oneís body or object of purpose. The purpose of rubbing oneís self with oils, balsams, or resins is to induce the proper mood for ritual work.

For example, plants ruled by Mars are fiery, burning, and acrid. When the oil, balsam, or resin is applied under the armpits or other sensitive areas of the body, it will incite the wrath and hatred needed in spells of revenge and torment, as it will encourage a strong focus on pain and misery.

Plants ruled by Venus can be used in workings of love spells the same way, as they stimulate and sooth.

Plants that have properties as aphrodisiacs, causing extreme sexual arousal are good for spell work in inciting lust in another person of choice. The increased arousal is focused upon the person desired. With stronger and/or multiple orgasms; the energy thereof, being properly directed into the desired one, the spell is that much more potent.

Herbs correspond to zodiac signs, planets, and the elements. Fresh plants contain the most energy. If you are using fresh plants, try to pick them when the planet they are influenced by is strong and waxing in power.

Here is a brief listing of some herbs and their various uses:

Acacia:
The flowers can be used in divination, love magick and for trance.

Aloe:
Guards against accidents, brings luck and protection. Parts used are the juices and the gum. Infuse with white-gold energy taken from the Sun and program the energy to protect.

Ambergris:
Used for works of wrath and vengeance, psychic correspondence. Used as a fixative. Parts used are the oil. For wrath and vengeance, infuse with fire when the planet Mars is strongly placed and waxing.

Apple:
Used in love spells. The wood from the tree can be used; seeds. For love workings, the parts used should be infused with the water element to begin with. Following, orgasmic energy, energy from the sexual and heart chakras and sexual fluids should be infused. The planet Venus should be strongly placed and waxing in power.

Ash:
Wands for the securing of prosperity or for the use in works concerning death can be made from the wood. For death, infuse with the element of earth when the planet Saturn is strongly placed and waxing. The working should be performed during a waning Moon.

Benzoin:
The wood and balsams are used for incense, oils, and sachets. Benzoin is good for use in sťances, incantations, and love matters. For psychic work, infuse with the elements of water, and quintessence.

Birch:
Birch oil is oil of wintergreen. Wands can be made from the wood for use in spells of vengeance and punishment but should always be infused with the proper elemental energy. The element of fire is usually used with wands. The fragrance can also be used in such workings.

Borage:
Borage can be used for attracting money and business success. The parts used are the leaves, the flowers, and the stems. It should be infused with the earth element.

Burdock:
The root is used in spells for protection. It can be burnt. Infuse with white-gold energy taken from the Sun and program the energy to protect.

Chamomile:
Chamomile can be taken as a tea to act as a relaxant in psychic work. It can also be used in sachets and pillows for psychic dreams and the prevention of nightmares. It is a good herb for bathing. For psychic work, infuse with the elements of water, and quintessence when the Moon is full.

Catnip:
Catnip can be used as a relaxant for psychic work. You can make a tea out of it and drink a cup.

Cedar:
The oil is used in spells of revenge. The wood base can be burnt during spells for money, luck in love and business; also for psychic work.

Civet:
Civet makes good incense for psychic work.

Clove:
The oil is used for spirit communication, and the attraction of wealth and riches. Infuse with the element of earth when the planet Venus is strongly placed and waxing in power.

Coriander:
Burning Coriander as incense will act to infuriate the mind for spells of black magick and other destructive workings.

Cypress:
The oil and incense can be used in spells of revenge and in psychic work.

Dill:
The use of Dill provokes others to come to terms. The leaves can be burnt, or the oil can be used in anointing candles for rituals against underhanded or negative people.

Dragon's Wort:
Dragonís Wort is connected with the fixed star Sirius. The rootstock can be made into a tea and drunk to induce a trance state. Dragonís Wort is good for psychic work and divination. Infuse with the element of quintessence when the Moon is full.

Dragon's Blood:
Dragonís Blood is the perfume of aggression and is excellent for the workings of black magick. Use the balsam in spells to cause an enemy torment. Infuse with fire when the planet Mars is strongly placed and waxing. The powdered resin is good in works of wrath and in spells of inciting lust. For spells of lust, infuse with orgasmic energy.

Fennel:
The burning of the incense will infuriate the mind for works of destruction.

Feverfew:
Feverfew protects against sickness, accidents, and hysteria. Infuse with white-gold energy taken from the Sun and program the energy to protect.

Frankincense:
Use the incense to incite intensity, and bring about justice (revenge). Frankincense is very compatible with the element of fire as are all of the spices.

Ginseng (Panax)
The balsam and oils can be used as a rub for spirit communication, visualization, divination, trance, and creative work. Infuse with water and quintessence.

Hellebore:
Black: Black Hellebore is a poison, and an herb of torment. The scent incites aggression and anger for works of wrath. Black Hellebore can be used as a sachet mix. Black Hellebore should be infused with the element of earth when the planet Saturn is strongly placed and waxing.
White: Same as above and can be burnt as an incense.
White Hellebore is more potent than the Black.
Green: Green Hellebore is the most powerful of the three.

Hemlock:
The oil is good for anointing talismans for destructive work. Talismans should always be infused with power. In addition, one should always know what the symbols mean on any talisman before using it. Hemlock works well with earthy saturnine energies and should only be used with a compatible talisman. The incense can enrage the mind for black magickal workings. Olive leaves can be added to the Hemlock for a more peaceful means of disposing of enemies and hated ones.

Hops:
Good to be drunk as a tea for the relaxation needed in psychic work or for help in inducing a trance state. Hops do not keep very long when stored.

Jasmine:
Jasmine oil, perfume, and incense are all good for use in love and lust spell work. For love workings, the parts used should be infused with the water element to begin with. Following, orgasmic energy, energy from the sexual (lust) and heart chakras (love), and sexual fluids should be infused. The planet Venus should be strongly placed and waxing. For pure lust, Mars should be strongly placed and waxing in power. For love and lust, Venus should be conjunct or in trine aspect to Mars.

Mandrake:
This root is one of the most powerful for use in all kinds of magick. It corresponds with the Fixed Stars Deneb Algedi and Spica. It is capable of powerful work in any spell. It can be used in a sachet mix, as a talisman, as incense, as a poppet, for psychic work, or for protection. Poisonous Mandrake is the most powerful root in love magick and is said to be the most dangerous for the mage. The Mandrake should be washed in wine and wrapped in a red or white cloth that should be changed with every New Moon. Mandrake can also be used in divination.

Marigold:
Use as a sachet with a laurel leaf and sleep on it. If something has been stolen from you, you will dream of the thief. The same applies to determining whether a partner has been faithful. Infuse with the element of water and quintessence during a full moon.

Musk:
Musk is a powerful aphrodisiac. The oil can be used to anoint the genitals in works of lust. (Just make sure you are not allergic!) For love workings, the parts used should be infused with the water element to begin with. Following, orgasmic energy, energy from the sexual (lust) and heart chakras (love), and sexual fluids should be infused. The planet Venus should be strongly placed and waxing. For pure lust, Mars should be strongly placed and waxing in power. For love and lust, Venus should be conjunct or in trine aspect to Mars.

Nutmeg:
The oil can be rubbed into the temples for psychic work, concentration, and memory. Nutmeg is a powerful hallucinogen in large quantities and is compatible with the element of fire.

Pine:
Pine is good for summoning spirits and elementals of the woodlands. The resin can be used in works of lust or vengeance. Infuse with the earth element.

Rose:
Used in love spells, the flowers can be stuffed into a poppet. Red roses can incite passion in love spells. Rose oil and/or the flowers can be used in pre-ritual baths. Infuse with the energy of orgasm when Venus is strongly placed and waxing. For love and lust, Venus should be conjunct or in trine aspect to Mars.

Rue:
This herb can be used to stuff a poppet, as it will cause the hated one torment in workings of black magick. The planet Saturn should be strongly placed and waxing. Rue should be infused with the earth element. Ideally, for spells of destruction, the Moon should be waning.

Sage:
Drunk as a tea, it is a relaxant for psychic work and at the same time heightens the senses and concentration. It can also be burnt as incense and the oil can be used as a rub for the same purposes. Infuse with quintessence and the element of water.

Storax:
Burnt as incense it is used in spells of revenge, enmity, ill will, and separation. Storax should be infused with the earth element when the planet Saturn should be strongly placed and waxing. Ideally, for spells of destruction, the Moon should be waning.

Strawberry:
Strawberry is good for love and lust spells. Both the leaves and the fruit can be used. The oil and perfume are also used. For love workings, the parts used should be infused with the water element to begin with. Following, orgasmic energy, energy from the sexual (lust) and heart chakras (love), and sexual fluids should be infused when the planet Venus is strongly placed and waxing. For pure lust, use energy from the sexual chakra when Mars is strongly placed and waxing. For love and lust, Venus should be conjunct or in trine aspect to Mars.

Vervain:
The scent increases sexual arousal. The oil is use in love charms and magick. For love workings, the parts used should be infused with the water element to begin with. Following, orgasmic energy, energy from the sexual (lust) and heart chakras (love), and sexual fluids should be infused when the planet Venus is strongly placed and waxing. For pure lust, use energy from the sexual chakra when Mars is strongly placed and waxing. For love and lust, Venus should be conjunct or in trine aspect to Mars.

Wormwood:
Wormwood can be burnt to summon the spirits of the dead. The balsam is used in black magickal workings for wrath and revenge. Wormwood also induces strong dreams. It is poisonous and should only be ingested in very small amounts. Placing Wormwood in the path of a hated one will cause them bad luck. Wormwood should be infused with the earth element when the planet Saturn should be strongly placed and waxing. The Moon should be waning.


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